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Scholarships offered for ski patrollers

Staff report

The Cody St. John Foundation again is offering a scholarship application to professional ski patrollers. There will be as many as five scholarships of as much as $1,000 given out this year. The winners of these scholarships will be announced on April 5 in Steamboat Springs following Cody’s Challenge, the sixth annual Randonee event held in honor of Cody St. John.

The foundation was established to honor the life and memories of Cody St. John, a professional ski patroller at Steamboat Ski Resort. In 2006, St. John was honored as “Ski Patroller of the Year” for the state of Colorado. To this day, St. John is the youngest person and only full-time snowboarder to have ever received the honor.

On April 8, 2007, St. John died due to injuries suffered in a car accident. At the time of the accident, St. John was on his way to attend an orientation for nursing school at the University of Wyoming. His family and friends inspired to create the Cody St. John Foundation, a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) recognition. The mission of the foundation is to assist professional ski patrollers in furthering their medical education by granting meaningful scholarships to qualified applicants. That medical education can be, but is not limited to, certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician training, first aid certification, licensed practical nurse or registered nurse studies.

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